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Aug 23, 2013 5:00am EDT
. >> and what immigration has meant to america, among those who say is a proud part of the development and evolution of this country is something that we essentially must cherish and preserve. i'm passionate about. it very divisive. just the fundamental notion of the melting pot, bringing people that have the ambition and drive to better themselves, better their fate, better their children's fate and pay back to the country that welcomes them is fundamental to who i am and i feel it is critical parker does not lose that. >> rose: in the process, not only doing well for themselves but doing well for the country by creating jobs. inventing things and doing a whole range of other things. >> yeah, i think that just cannot be understated. >> rose: so you made your way to the university of illinois at urbana champagne. >> that's right. >> rose: were you there when an creasean was there or not. >> yeah, we overlapped by a couple of years. >> did you know him. >> i certainly knew of him very well. we overlapped a couple of times in a hot dog place that he and i used to frequent. but he worked
Aug 20, 2013 5:00am EDT
important painting dynasties in america. in 1767, he was sent to london, and one of the patrons who financed peale's trip was a man named john beale bordley, from maryland. and, done in watercolor on ivory, these are bordley's two sons, thomas, age 12, and matthias, age nine. what makes this even more touching is that thomas died in 1771. this is considered one of the best things he ever painted, so if we're talking about relative values, it would probably be somewhere in the range of $50,000 to $75,000. this one is a really intriguing piece. this is the work of a woman artist, initially self-taught. her name is sarah goodridge. she was born in a small town in massachusetts and found her way to gilbert stuart, one of the most important and influential portrait painters of the late 18th and early 19th century. and stuart took her in as a student and mentored her, and this portrait, again on ivory, is of gilbert stuart, painted in 1825, and he said, "this is the only true likeness that has ever been painted of me." and those are actually strands of gilbert stuart and his wife's hair. walberg:
Aug 20, 2013 5:30am EDT
,000 at auction. all right. however, china's just become the second largest economy after america. the chinese are investing huge sums of money in decorative art, chinese works of art. it's difficult to find large pieces of duan stone carved in this cameo effect. for those reasons, in today's economy, at auction, this would be worth between $7,000 and $10,000. wow! well, i acquired this set of pens from my grandfather, who worked for president johnson as a white house aide for congressional relations, and he was an integral part for getting a lot of these acts passed, and he was given these pens by president johnson. to me, the coolest one is right here, and this is the one that says "public broadcasting act of 19..." sixty-seven. sixty-seven. and if that pen was not used by president johnson, you and i may not be chatting here today. very true. because that's what really got public broadcasting on its feet and going. there's other really important bills that were signed here too throughout the whole thing. as far as an insurance value, anything that's handled or used in any kind of act by a p
Aug 13, 2013 5:30am EDT
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Aug 19, 2013 5:30am EDT
for a celebration of america's performing arts... the pbs arts fall festival, friday nights starting in october, only on pbs. "the electric company" is brought to you by... find your voice and share it, american greetings, proud sponsor of "the electric company." agreement from the u.s. department of education's ready to learn grant, and viewers like you, thank you. you 5 words. to inspire people is to encourage them to make or do things. your signature is your name written down in your own special way. a petition is a letter that people sign to get what they want. verify means to prove something's true. preserve means to keep something the way it is and protect it. all right, so now we have... watch out for them in today's show. - and the next room of tour is the famous little green room from j.t. bookbinder's story "good night robot," about-- - the night saverstock's bedroom turned into a spaceship. - that's right. maybe you should be the tour guide. - we know all about "good night robot." my sister here used to make me read it to her every night before she went to sleep. it's weird that i've
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